During the Patidar quota agitation, Hardik had stated time and again that he would not contest elections.
"I expect a true answer to a question, though I am yet to decide (whether) to fight elections, but is it a crime to fight polls for farmers and youth?" he asked in a Facebook poll.
The social media site offers users the facility to create opinion polls.
By 5 pm, 12,700 people had responded, 69 per cent of them saying contesting polls is not a crime.
On Wednesday, Hardik had said he wanted to fight Lok Sabha elections, but was yet to decide if he will enter the electoral fray by joining any party.
Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi had welcomed Hardik's statement Wednesday. "He is the product of an agitation. Congress welcomes his desire to fight polls. It is upto him to fight as independent or join the party," Doshi said.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Hardik's announcement showed he was a stooge of the Congress.
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